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Negotiation with Boko Haram is ongoing to secure the release of more Chibok girls – Vice President Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday evening at an interaction with journalists and activists at the State House in Abuja said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of more Chibok Schoolgirls.

“There is a lot of negotiation going on,” he said.

He added that the government has gone quite far with the negotiations, but for security reasons, detail of the negotiations was not provided.

According to Osinbajo, the major challenge of freeing the girls was the existence of two factions in the Boko Haram terrorist organization.

One of the factions is led by Abubakar Shekau, and the other faction by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, believed to be the son of the late founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

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He added that the girls were shared among the two factions.

He however expressed optimism that the girls release would be secured as the Buhari’s administration was very committed to making sure the remaining Chibok girls held by the Boko Haram were freed.

“It is a matter of conscience and it’s a matter that concerns everyone,” he said.

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